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00000174-456e-d547-ad77-67ef314e0000Following Utah's hottest and driest winter on record, KUER News and KUED Channel 7 joined forces in exploring some of the most important questions of our time. Should taxpayer money be spent to develop additional water resources? What are the consequences of extracting too much groundwater? How much is wasted from outdated water pipes? What role will climate change play as our population grows? Utah’s Uncertain Water Future is collaboration between KUER News and KUED Channel 7. In addition to the radio stories below, click here to watch the KUED television documentary.Thanks to our sponsors00000174-456e-d547-ad77-67ef31510000

Colorado River Basin Map

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The Colorado River Basin was divided into the Upper and Lower basins in the Colorado River Compact of 1922. Utah is part of the Upper Basin, along with Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico. The Lower Basin includes Arizona, Nevada and California. For decades, lower-basin states have been making use of Colorado River water that upper-basin states aren't capturing.

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